The Entrepreneurs' Events Calendar
2021

Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Evolution Capital Technology Entrepreneurs Events Programme, a series of bespoke networking events designed to bring TMT business owners together.

Experts at unlocking hidden value

Evolution Capital is proud to have advised hundreds of entrepreneurs over the years, helping them realise their business objectives. We advise management teams and shareholders of privately-owned and publicly listed businesses on business sales, M&A transactions and raising capital. To date, we have worked on over 75 transactions worth a combined £503m.

However none of this would be possible without connecting people - and that is what our events programme aims to achieve.

Our seminars, workshops, industry luncheons and sporting events - all at best-in-class venues - will not only offer invaluable advice and insight into the dynamic TMT sector but will also enable entrepreneurs to make long-lasting and fruitful business relationships.

The programme has attracted over 2000 technology business owners since the programme was launched in 2005. We look forward to welcoming you in 2021.

Sport

6th February

England Vs Scotland 6 Nations Rugby

Twickenham

Pandemic permitting, this will hopefully be a day of superb sport at Twickenham. Join us for lunch beforehand to savour the pre-match atmosphere before we head to the stadium for the afternoon’s main event.

Itinerary: 6 FEB 2021

13:30 Lunch at The Turks Head

15:45 Transfer to Twickenham Stadium

16:45 Kick off

Post-Match Drinks

The Turks Head
28 Winchester Rd, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 1LF

Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA

Sport

13th May

Evolution Capital Golf Day

The Belfry

A day of golf at this legendary, world class golf course followed by three-course luncheon and discussion.

Itinerary: 13 MAY 2021

08:00 Tea, coffee and bacon rolls at Sam’s Restaurant

09:10 Golf at the Brabazon Course

16:00 Three-course lunch and discussion with competition prizes

The Belfry
Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B76 9PR

Seminar

17th June

HAC Concours Car Show

Honourable Artillery Company

Seminar and lunch at this luxurious automotive garden party hosted in the heart of the City of London.

Itinerary: 17 JUN 2021

10:45 Guest arrival and welcome reception

11:00 Seminar

12:00 Champagne 

12:30 Three-course luncheon

Honourable Artillery Company
City Road, London EC1 2BQ

Sport

1st July

Henley Regatta

Henley

Join us for a quintessentially British day of socialising on the banks of the River Thames. Boaters mandatory.

Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose.

Itinerary: 1st July 2021

11:00 Welcome drinks and introductions at Fawley Meadows Official Hospitality Village

12:30 Private boat transfer from Fawley Meadows to Temple Island

13:00 Three-course lunch on Temple Island

16:00 Close

Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LY

Private Dining

23rd September

Vendor Dinner

The Savoy

Exclusive dinner with like-minded business owners and informal discussion on how to value your business. A must-attend event for technology and telecoms business owners thinking of selling within the next five years. Join our advisers for a confidential and no commitments one-to-one valuation workshop.

The evening kicks off with a confidential and no commitments one-to-one valuation workshop. Afterwards, there will be a dinner with senior acquirers from the sector, who will give their insight into how they value businesses and what makes a good acquisition strategy.

  • Full appraisal of your company.
  • Where you stand in the current market.
  • A detailed presentation about how Evolution Capital will add value.
  • Exit strategy & timeframe.
  • A snapshot of the M&A and sales process.

Itinerary: 23 SEP 2021

19:00 Welcome drinks

19:15 Three course dinner

After dinner discussion

D’Oyly Carte Room
Strand, London WC2R 0EU

Private Dining

9th December

Evolution Capital Christmas Luncheon

L'oscar

Three-course Christmas luncheon followed by networking and informal round-table discussions.

Join us as we wrap up 2021 with a delicious Christmas lunch and look forward to 2022.

Inspired by turn-of-the-century decadence and London’s dandiest playwright, L’oscar enfolds guests in a world that’s given to theatrics and partial to pleasure. It’s the perfect location to enjoy some top-class networking and a 15-minute talk about M&A prospects in the TMT sector from Evolution Capital corporate finance experts.

Itinerary: 9 DEC 2021

12:00 Welcome drinks

13:00 Discussion

13:15 Three-course luncheon private dining ‘The Committee Room’ and networking

15:00 After lunch discussion

L'oscar
2-6 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 4AA

Our Results & Case Studies

ICOM

ICOM

John started Icom with the help of his wife in 1990, using their family home in Kent as their office. This was Donoghue’s first foray into the world of entrepreneurialism, stepping away from his job with Bailey Telecom.

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BTL

BTL

Evolution Capital, the leading mid-market corporate finance boutique specialising in bespoke advice for the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) market, is delighted to announce it advised on the sale of telecoms business Between the Lines Communication to Arrow Communications.

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Ridgewall

Ridgewall

Evolution Capital is delighted to announce its strategic review and three-year M&A, funding and advisory programme of London-based MSP Ridgewall has resulted in an investment in the business by leading private equity firm Inflexion.

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Our Client Testimonials

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I am happy to say that Evolution Capital delivered great value to the shareholders in selling Equitalk to XFone Inc. last year.

John Burton

MD of Equitalk

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We retained Evolution Capital to find acquisitions and have now completed our first successful transaction through them.

Mark Jenkins

MD of Callagenix

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We were the very first sponsor of Evolution Capitals Maximum Exit programme and found it a great way of uncovering acquisition targets.

Simon Cleaver

Former CEO of Legend Communications Plc

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We are delighted with the number of valid research opportunities that Evolution Capital has given us

Jamie Hughes

CEO of Pace Telecom

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Thanks to help from Evolution Capital, who provided us with the strategic advice we needed, we were able to evaluate a number of options, and are now well placed to develop our business to maximise our profit potential.

David Meyers

Managing Director of Axis Telecom

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I put great value on Evolution Capital's team professionalism and advice, and in particular found the networking opportunities of great benefit to Club Communications.

Tony Lewis

MD of Club Communications Ltd

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We appointed Evolution to manage the sale of XaL, which I am please to say they accomplished in a professional and timely manner.

Andrew Hague

MD of XaL (Billing Online Ltd)

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Evolution Capital completed successful and timely fundraising for my business.

Don McQueen

MD of Patherfinder Telecom Ltd

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I have been continually appreciative of Evolution Capital’s help and strategic advice which has always been provided in a highly professional manner.

Andrew Crane

MD of Inweb

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The help and support that we received from Evolution Capital and Nigel Cook in particular was invaluable in completing an acquisition that had its share of challenges. I would certainly be happy to recommend their services.

Robert Woods

MD of Hobbs Parker 2000

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Evolution were able to identify a buyer and complete the sale of my business in the very short timescale that I set them.

Jason Solis

MD of Modus Telecom Ltd

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